Laser and Radiofrequency Body Contouring: Further Enhance the Aesthetic Results of Weight Loss Surgery
Your commitment to living a healthy, active and satisfying life by losing weight is cause for celebration. Yet you may find that even with significant weight loss, there are still some aspects of your appearance that you want to improve. Board certified general surgeon Dr. Matthew St. Laurent now offers laser and radiofrequency(RF) treatments to Houston area men and women to help them look and feel their best about every part of their face and body.
What Are Laser and RF Treatments?
Northwest EndoSurgical offers two types of thermal treatments. The treatments use either advanced laser or RF technology to address cosmetic concerns of the face, body, and skin. The first type, the Icon™ Laser, is specially designed to reduce lines and wrinkles, treat spider veins of the face and uneven pigment, correct stretch marks and even remove unwanted body hair. The second type of system delivers bipolar radiofrequency (RF) energy to the cheeks, neck, and jawline using the Evoke platform while the Evolve platform delivers multiple technologies to the remaining body on one system to remodel skin, target adipose tissue and tone muscles.
Benefits of Laser and RF Treatments
Laser and RF treatments give patients an alternative to surgery, as well as safely and effectively treat many cosmetic concerns that cannot be repaired through surgery. The Evolve and Evoke require minimal downtime, and the results are long-lasting.
How Are Laser and RF Treatments Performed?
TheEvoke and Evolve systems address two different cosmetic concerns. As such, the procedures are unique to each system and aesthetic goal. The laser energy targets wrinkles, lines, stretch marks and other skin flaws, as well as unwanted body hair. The Evolve and Evoke systems are non-invasive body and face contouring treatments that remove stubborn fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise. To learn more about each of these laser treatments, please visit the links below.
Preparing for Laser and RF Treatments
Evolve and Evoke treatments require no special preparation. Dr. St. Laurent may order blood work and other diagnostic tests to ensure that these treatments are right for you.
Laser and RF Treatment Recovery
Recovery from laser and RF treatments varies based on the patient, extent of the procedure and the type of thermal treatment. These treatments generally require no downtime. Patients may sometimes experience some mild redness, swelling or bruising after the procedure.
How Much Do Treatments Cost?
The cost of laser and RF treatments varies based on the extent of correction, type of treatment and other considerations. Laser and RF treatments are not covered by medical insurance, so you are responsible for the cost of your treatments. We accept payments by personal check, cash, and major credit cards. If you are interested in affordable monthly payments for your treatments, you may qualify for financing through CareCredit® and American Healthcare Lending®.
Are Laser and RF Treatments Right For Me?
Laser and RF treatments are considered safe for most people, but Dr. St. Laurent will determine if you are a good candidate for these treatments during your consultation. In general, patients should be in good general health. For Evolve and Evoke RF treatments, Dr. St. Laurent requires that patients maintain a stable body weight as weight gain can alter the results.
Why Choose Dr. St. Laurent For Laser and RF Treatments?
With more than 20 years of experience as a bariatric surgeon, Dr. St. Laurent understands how hard you work for your weight loss. He also recognizes that the last remaining signs of your obesity, such as stretch marks and fatty deposits, keep you from feeling a complete sense of achievement. Dr. St. Laurent takes a personal interest in helping you feel proud of your body and appearance by offering these treatments.
What To Expect During Your Laser Treatment Consultation
The first part of your consultation for laser treatments is a candid discussion about what you are unhappy about regarding your appearance. Dr. St. Laurent then performs a thorough physical examination to determine if laser or RF treatments are right for you. He speaks openly and honestly about the outcomes of the treatments.
Dr. St. Laurent is a board certified general surgeon who is recognized by his patients and peers for his unique and accepting approach to obesity treatment. He offers laser and RF treatments to his patients to further improve their self-confidence after weight loss. To learn how these treatments can help you, contact our office to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. St. Laurent.